From the Rector:
Congratulations to our newly baptized sister Olivia, and thank you all for such a blessed new year. St. John’s has gown from nothing to something and it would quickly return to nothing if it wasn’t for all you amazing people! I look forward to more amazing experiences in the year to come. Merry Christmas, Happy Advent, and a Joyous Epiphany for you all!
Rev. Deacon Joe Revels
In addition to our end of the year Gnostic Mass focusing on Advent and the Christmas Season, we will be performing a Baptismal Service for a new member of the parish. It will be held at Unity Spiritual Center, 3597 Parkway Lane, Peachtree Commons, GA, 30092 on December 5th, at 2pm in the Chapel. Everyone is welcome to attend this happy affair.
We are having our monthly Gnostic Mass on November 6th, 2021 from 4pm-6pm at the Unity Spiritual Center at 3597 Parkway Lane, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. In addition to Mass and a brief homily, there will be instruction on the meaning of Esoteric Christianity and it’s application to the life and study of a Gnostic practitioner. Anyone interested in attending is welcome to do so and as always you may contact the Rector, Rev. Joe Revels, by emailing [email protected]
After a dreadfully long hiatus, St. John’s is back and better than ever. We will be having a zoom call for all of our members and all of those who have expressed interest in the community over the past year. The call will be on the evening of June 23rd, at 7:00pm Eastern and anyone interested in being on the call should contact Reverend Joe at [email protected]
With the Ordination of Brother Joe Revels to Major Orders, St. John the Baptist Narthex becomes St. John the Baptist Parish! This creates a number of new rights and responsibilities for the leadership as well as members, the most important of which is the ability and the requirement to hold regular Johannite Mass. This change in format will be discussed at our next meeting.
As of June 5th, 2021, our Narthex leader, Joe Revels, has been ordained into the Major Orders of the church as a Deacon on his way (hopefully!) to the priesthood in years to come. But before that time, he is commited to performing his duties to the church to a level of excellence worthy of the title with which he has been bestowed. As always, Reverend Joe is available for questions, discussions, and people interested in St. John’s Parish via email at [email protected]
Because of the continuing situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, Narthex meetings are cancelled until further notice. However, our Narthex leader, Reverend Mr. Joe Revels will still be available via Skype, Google Hangouts, or other online contact method. If anyone needs prayer or a kind ear during this troubling time, do not hesitate to contact him via email at [email protected] .
Also, we regret to inform everyone that due to the continuing threat of the virus and the closing of borders to travel, Conclave has been cancelled as well. This has been especially hard on our Patriarch so remember him in your prayers.
Don’t forget to book your trip to Conclave this year. It is in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at the Seat of St. John, in St. Joseph of Arimethea Parish. I’ll be there this year and I’ll be happy to coordinate travel plans with anyone else in the area that wishes to go.
Details available here.
We’ll have our regular Cup of Joe discussion meeting at the Denny’s in Resaca, GA at exit 320 at 2pm, on Sunday, March 1st. The Topic will be Lent and the spiritual practice of fasting/restraint.
We will honor the Feast Day of St. John the Evangelist on December 28th this year with an Agape Meal, a special ceremonial fellowship meal based upon practices of the Early Church. Due to the small venue, this meal is by invite only. Please email the Narthex Leader at [email protected] if you are interested in attending.